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  • A trade war between the United States and China and a strengthening dollar are among the biggest threats to a brightening global economic outlook, according to leading economists at the World Economic Forum in Davos. As political leaders, businessmen and bankers converge on the resort in the Swiss Alps this week, they …

  • Burberry's new CEO to join firm next week Reuters - UK Focus - 5 hours ago

    Marco Gobbetti, recruited last year from French brand Celine to be the new chief executive of Burberry, will start work next week and take on full responsibilities in July, the British luxury goods company said on Monday. Italian Gobbetti was named as Christopher Bailey's successor as Burberry CEO last July but contractual …

  • Form 8.3 - E2V TECHNOLGIES Business Wire - 6 hours ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Hugo Boss gets boost from sales rise in China, UK Reuters - UK Focus - 6 hours ago

    German fashion house Hugo Boss (IOB: 0Q8F.IL - news) said 2016 operating profit would fall less feared following a fourth-quarter sales recovery in China and Britain, sending its shares as much as 10 percent higher on Monday. Revenue in Asia, where Hugo Boss makes almost a fifth of sales, rose a currency-adjusted 5 percent …

  • BUZZ-RBS: bottom of the FTSE on Goldman downgrade Reuters - UK Focus - 6 hours ago

    ** Royal Bank of Scotland falls 2.7 pct after Goldman Sachs downgrades to "neutral" from "buy" ** Broker says upside potential increasingly reflected in valuation ** Tangible book value ...

  • Roland Head explains why shares of Ashmore Group plc (LON:ASHM) are rising today.

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - SKY PLC Business Wire - 7 hours ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

  • European shares fell on Monday as losses among financial stocks more than offset a rally in eyewear-makers Luxottica and Essilor after the two agreed a 46-billion-euro merger. The pan European STOXX index ...

  • LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - DEUTSCHE BOERSE AG Business Wire - 7 hours ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

  • Britain's top share index touched a fresh record high on Monday in choppy trade after sterling tumbled to a three-month low on worries that Britain was headed for a "hard" Brexit from the European ...

  • This large-cap supports a 6% dividend yield and could rise by as much as 30%.

  • Will Lloyds Banking Group plc double or halve in 2017? Fool.co.uk - Sun, Jan 15, 2017 08:00 GMT

    Should you buy or sell Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON: LLOY)?

  • Investors breathe life into Green Deal scheme axed by ministers

    A consortium of City investors will announce next week that it has snapped up the rump of an energy efficiency scheme scrapped by the Government soon after the last General Election. Sky News has learnt that ministers have signed off a deal to sell the Green Deal Finance Company's (GDFC) assets and remaining loan book …

  • Royston Wild discusses the pros and cons of two Footsie-quoted dividend favourites.

  • Victim of fraud? Take the bank to court Telegraph - Sat, Jan 14, 2017 07:10 GMT

    Victim of fraud? Take the bank to court

  • Victim of fraud? Take your bank to court Telegraph - Sat, Jan 14, 2017 07:10 GMT

    Victim of fraud? Take your bank to court

  • Global markets mixed as Wall Street treads water AFP - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 22:35 GMT
    Global markets mixed as Wall Street treads water

    London's benchmark FTSE 100 index reached a record high January 13, 2017

  • Stock markets firmer ahead of weekend AFP - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 17:33 GMT
    Global markets mixed as Wall Street treads water

    London's benchmark FTSE 100 index extended a record run higher since the end of last year, reaching 7,329.29 points

  • Banks boost European stocks; Britain's FTSE sets record high Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 17:23 GMT

    European shares rose on Monday, led higher by banks stocks, with Britain's blue chip index finishing at an all-time high after extending a record winning streak to 14 days. However, shares of French media ...

  • Barclays, UBS line up CMBS deal with fresh take on rules Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 16:55 GMT

    Barclays (LSE: BARC.L - news) and UBS (LSE: 0QNR.L - news) are teaming up with an alternative lender to satisfy risk retention rules for their first commercial property loan securitization of the year, according to a banker familiar with the matter. A division of Miami-based Rialto Capital Management will keep a 5% vertical …

  • Primary dealership in spotlight as Credit Agricole backs off Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 16:35 GMT

    Credit Agricole (Swiss: ACA.SW - news) has joined a growing number of banks exiting eurozone sovereign primary dealerships, putting the economics of the role under the microscope again. The French lender has thrown in the towel on its primary dealership for Austria and Ireland and in bills for the Netherlands, and bankers …

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - DEUTSCHE BOERSE AG - Amendment Business Wire - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 15:45 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) Amendment to Section 2(a) & 3(a) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) ...

  • Avoid these FTSE 100 horror shows on Friday the 13th Fool.co.uk - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 14:17 GMT

    Royston Wild looks at three Footsie giants with shocking investment outlooks.

  • IRELAND TOP 8.3 - FYFFES Business Wire - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 12:40 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Ap19 FORM 8.3 IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 8.3 OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2013 DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES ...

  • Form 8.3 - E2V TECHNOLOGIES Business Wire - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 11:56 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - SKY PLC Business Wire - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 11:12 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP PLC Business Wire - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 11:12 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

  • Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - DEUTSCHE BOERSE AG Business Wire - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 11:12 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT ...

  • South Africa examines Barclays Africa over apartheid-era bailout Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 10:21 GMT

    South Africa's anti-graft watchdog has reopened an investigation into whether Barclays (Swiss: BARC.SW - news) Africa Group benefited from an apartheid-era bailout, the bank said on Friday. A preliminary report by the country's Public Protector has found that the apartheid government breached the constitution by supplying …

  • Autos power European stocks, Britain's FTSE sets new high Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 09:42 GMT

    European shares rose on Monday, led higher by automobile stocks, with Britain's benchmark equity index setting a new all-time high and on track for a record 14th straight session of gains. However, shares ...

  • UK names banks to launch new 40-year gilt via syndicate Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 08:23 GMT

    Citi, HSBC, J.P. Morgan and Santander will act as joint book-runners for the launch of a new 40-year British government bond via a syndication later this month, the UK Debt Management Office said on Friday. ...

  • US banks ready bond issuance flood after earnings Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jan 12, 2017 21:31 GMT

    US banks are facing wider secondary market spreads as they prepare to unleash a deluge of bond issuance after reporting fourth-quarter earnings from Friday. Deals are expected to come thick and fast as banks strive to meet the Federal Reserve's 2019 deadline for Total Loss Absorbing Capacity requirements. Bank of America …

  • Lloyds Bank names Schaeffer as new North America CEO Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jan 12, 2017 19:40 GMT

    Lloyds Bank has promoted Andy Schaeffer to be CEO for North America and moved up two senior bankers in its capital markets business. Schaeffer, who joined the bank's New York financial markets team in 2014 and became head of markets for North America last year, replaces Mark Grant, who is returning to London. Schaeffer …

  • 'Intermittent' online glitch affecting Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland

    Lloyds Banking Group says it is still working to identify a glitch that has left internet banking customers struggling to access their accounts online for a second day. Lloyds said the problem appeared to be "intermittent" and was being seen across its network of banks including Halifax and Bank of Scotland, with both …

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